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Dec 19
2010

The Byrd Christmas Tradition Continues in Richmond - It's A Wonderful Life

Posted by admin in Richmond , Movies , Christmas

The Byrd Christmas Tradition Continues in Richmond - It's A Wonderful Life

Three opportunities to see this endearing holiday classic

Christmas Eve
December 24th at 7:15pm Only

Dec 18
2010

Christmas Traditions: The History and Origin of Caroling

Posted by dblackburn in Virginia Beach , Holiday Events , Family Fun , Christmas , Children's Activities

Contributed by Debra Blackburn

carollingThe history and origin of Christmas carols can be traced back thousands of years. The songs that we know as Christmas carols were not really "Christmas carols" at all. Carols meaning; songs of praise and joy can be traced back to Europe. The art of Caroling meant (circle dance) and words were later added to the festive dances to create the tradition of Caroling. These songs were known as Pagan songs that were sung at Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year taking place around December 22.

Dec 18
2010

Get Into the Holiday Spirit at Endview Plantation

Posted by admin in Williamsburg , Museum Exhibits , Holiday Events , Historical , Christmas

Christmas at Endview Plantation

St-Nick-1December 8-31, 2010

Visit Endview Plantation and see the greenery and period decorations that brighten the house for the 1861 holidays.

Learn about the families and local history that surround this historic plantation home. Included with regular admission.



Dec 16
2010

Top 10 Gadgets Gift Guide for 2010

Posted by admin in Holiday Shopping , Gift Ideas , Christmas

Contributed by R.A.Henriquez

Earlier this year we saw the phenomenon that was the iPad. Over the course of 2010, we've also seen the evolution of the iPhone and digital home-movie viewing experience with Blu-Ray and HD everything. But what tops the list of the 100 most sought after gadgets of 2010 that will get you through to the New Year? That is, until upgrades are made in the first few months.

Dec 16
2010

See Empire Brass featuring Elisabeth von Trapp in "The Sound of Christmas" in Virginia Beach this Friday

Posted by admin in Virginia Beach , Concert , Christmas

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Empire Brass featuring Elisabeth von Trapp in "The Sound of Christmas"

Friday, December 17, 2010
7:30pm

The Empire Brass, whose leader and founder Rolf Smedvig is one of the leading solo trumpet players in the world today, has the largest discography of any brass quintet in history. The Sound of Christmas features vocals by Elisabeth Von Trapp, the acclaimed granddaughter of the Baron George Von Trapp and Maria, whose autobiography led to the astoundingly successful Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. The Sound of Christmas gorgeously weaves the brass ensemble and Von Trapp together in wonderful patterns and arrays of everyone's favorite Christmas music. The highlight of the evening will be a wonderful medley from The Sound of Music, wherein the guitar solo Edelweiss flows into an extraordinary rendition of Stille Nacht.

Tickets: $23, $30, $36,$46

Click below to purchase tickets!

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Dec 16
2010

Christmas Decorating Tips

Posted by admin in Virginia Beach , Home Tips , Christmas

Contributed by Nikki Hartz

It is almost always the case that I walk down the morning after Thanksgiving to find my mother in piles of Christmas décor wondering where to start. After many years of this, I have learned quite a few things about decorating that I will now take to my own home. Here are my top five tips to decorate the house in a fun and tasteful way.

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